Big East roundup

Here’s a quick look at the latest news involving Big East teams according to each university’s student newspaper.

Pitt fans none too pleased: I have defended Dave Wannstedt in the past. Thought he was pushed out of Chicago and that given more time he could have been successful in Miami. Maybe I was wrong. He allegedly gets great recruits every year and then loses too many games. Adam Littman of The Pitt News says Panther fans are running out of patience also.

When your team sucks … You talk about former great players who have returned to the sidelines. Hello Syracuse’s Dan Conley.

USF plays final game against UCF: Joe Rienzi, Sports Editor at The Oracle, says South Florida’s players are going to miss beating up on Central Florida. The two schools, despite their campuses being within 100 miles of each other, are not scheduled to play again in the foreseeable future. The 17th-ranked Bulls and Golden Knights play at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Empty seats: Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium could be empty on Saturday when Louisville takes on Tennessee Tech. According to The Louisville Cardinal, students aren’t too excited about this week’s game. Especially after the embarrassing loss to Kentucky. Click here for Ashlea Hellman’s story.

No underestimating the Pirates: West Virginia’s folksy football coach Bill Stewart said his Mounties won’t be caught off guard by Lou Holtz’ boy and his East Carolina squad, according to Brian Gawthrop, Associate Sports Editor of the Daily Anthenaeum in Morgantown. To read more click here.

Rutgers ‘O’ fails to live up to lofty expectations: Mike Vorkunov, Associate Sports Editor at the Daily Targum, expresses a touch of frustration after watching the Scarlett Knights manage just seven points against Fresno State. To read more click here.

No hometown love in Connecticut: Let’s see if I have this right. There are Blue Chip football recruits in Connecticut and they prefer playing for Urban Meyer at Florida instead of Randy Edsall at UConn. Hey, UConn … have you ever seen all the hot chicks in Gainesville? Someone needs to tell Kevin Duffy of The Daily Campus. Read more

Mauk’s hopes postponed: I feel bad for Ben Mauk and his desire to play football one more year at Cincinnati. But few folks get the better of the archaic NCAA. According to the Cincinnati Enquirer his hearing has been postponed.